Most properties have some type of concrete surface, such as a driveway, walkway, carport, or patio. All concrete will eventually crack and need repair over time; however, as with many materials, the way you maintain and treat concrete will greatly affect its overall longevity. Note a few tips for properly maintaining your home's concrete surfaces so you can avoid unnecessary repairs and keep the surface looking good for as long as possible.
Asbestos can be a very dangerous substance, which is why it's no longer used in the construction of Australian homes and buildings today. However, this doesn't mean that there is no risk of coming into contact with the substance and of suffering some very severe and adverse health risks because of it. Note a few questions you might have about asbestos and your chance of exposure to it and how to keep yourself safe.
Australia is a nation of people who love the sun yet also respect it's harsh--and sometimes damaging--qualities. While most people still enjoy spending their leisure time outdoors in the sunshine there is also a growing awareness of personal sun safety through the use of sunscreen, clothing, hats and shade.
The sun can also have a detrimental effect on your home and your belongings when it shines through a standard glass window to your home's interior.
An unexpected expense can cause extensive delays or even permanently shut down a construction project. As such, it's important to take precautions to reduce the chances of these type of costs cropping up. Here are two ways to do this.
Have the site surveyed
One of the most effective ways to avoid costly surprises during your construction project is to have the site surveyed before it begins. Although it might seem a bit counterintuitive to spend money on a surveying service when you're concerned about finances, the truth is that a survey could actually save you a lot of money later down the line.
Are you planning to develop a piece of land, but asbestos has been found in the soil? Read on and discover some of the factors that may influence the extent of the health risks presented by that contaminated soil.
The Type of Soil
The type of soil at the site may increase or lower the magnitude of the health risks that can result from the existence of asbestos contamination in soil.